March 2015

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The Ultimate Bonding Experience
Paul C. Belvedere, DDS, and Douglas L. Lambert, DDS, share a bit about their work together as well as their expertise in composite resin materials.

Regenerative Endodontics: Clinical Review and Case Reports
Rico Short, DMD, describes regenerative endodontic procedures as a viable treatment option to biologically replace damaged, diseased, or missing structures such as dentin, root structures, and cells of the pulp-dentin complex in immature necrotic permanent teeth without performing conventional endodontic therapy. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Endodontic Obturation Techniques: The State of the Art in 2015
L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, reviews current obturation methods with specific emphasis on Centered Condensation Obturation techniques.

Implant-Retained Dentures in One Visit
Lawrence N. Wallace, DDS, introduces an innovative one-hour implant-retained denture.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Tooth Replacement
Carlos Boudet, DDS, demonstrates the results of a ridge augmentation procedure where a severe alveolar defect after an extraction was treated.

The Synesthetic Effect
George E. Kirtley, DDS, shares how he managed an aesthetic/functional compromise created by cuspids in the lateral positions.

Laser Removal of All-Ceramic Restorations: Solving a Difficult Clinical Challenge
Jeffrey P. Cranska, DDS, shares an update on techniques for laser removal of zirconia and lithium disilicate crowns.

Alternatives to Traditional Posterior Direct Restorations
Paresh Shah, DMD, presents 2 mini-case reports in which he outlines uses for a modern glass ionomer restorative.

Closing the Gap in Risk Management

February 2015

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Management of Mandibular Anterior Teeth With Gingival Recession
Ahmad Soolari, DMD, MS; Amin Soolari, CRDT; and Randa Alobaidi, CRDT; discuss gingival recession involving the mandibular anterior teeth and present a technique for restoring root coverage, reducing sensitivity, and improving aesthetics. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

New Technologies Shape the Future of Dentistry

Paul Feuerstein, DMD, discusses the exciting new directions that are being led by innovations in high-tech dental systems and products.

Bonding Agents: So Many Choices!

Martin Jablow, DMD, presents a review and update on universal bonding materials and procedures.

Evolution of Comprehensive Care, Part 2: Hygiene and Periodontal Considerations

Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, and Mary K. Hughes, RDH, in part 2 of a 6-part article series, discuss how periodontal treatment and hygiene in general have evolved.

Success With Interdisciplinary Dentistry: Immediate Implant Treatment in the Aesthetic Zone

Todd R. Schoenbaum, DDS; Perry R. Klokkevold, DDS, MS; Yi-Yuan Chang, BS, MDC; and Mo K. Kang, DDS, PhD; demonstrates collaboration among 4 distinct disciplines in the treatment of nonrestorable teeth in the aesthetic zone.

Avoiding Mandibular Nerve Impairment, Part 3: Management of Neurosensory Impairments After Dental Implant Surgery

Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, and Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc), in the last of a 3-part series, discuss radiographic, anatomical, clinical, and surgical techniques intended to help the clinician to avoid neurosensory impairment complications.

Unique Attachment System for Implant-Supported Dentures
Barry F. McArdle, DMD, presents a case report utilizing an innovative attachment system for implant-retained overdentures.

Apicoectomy: The Misunderstood Surgical Procedure

Ali Allen Nasseh, DDS, MMSc, and Dennis Brave, DDS, describe a novel clinical technique for retrofilling the apicoectomy procedure that dramatically improves the efficiency of the operation.

“Smart” Class V Preparation Design for Direct Composites

Robert A. Lowe, DDS, reviews “smart” preparation design for Class V cavities and their restoration with bioactive composite materials.

Lingual Veneers and Aesthetic Bonding: Augmentation, Not Amputation
Lorin Berland, DDS, and Sarah Kong, DDS, show how they conservatively handled a patient who had suffered the destructive effects of bulimia on her teeth.

Dental Fear in the New Economy

December 2014

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TMD Rediscovered: A New Paradigm, Part Two

Lawrence Gottesman, DDS, builds upon the information presented in part one to provide a solid diagnostic investigative clinical protocol for temporomandibular disorders. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 3 hours of CE credit.

The Art and Science of Implant Dentistry: Minimally Invasive Considerations for the Aesthetic Zone

Amir N. Esfandiari, DDS, demonstrates a minimally invasive extraction technique and immediate implant placement in the aesthetic zone.

Effective and Simple Bone Grafting
David Mangot, DMD, presents a series of mini-case reports involving predictable bone-grafting techniques.

Maximizing Placement Accuracy: Small-Diameter Implants for Overdenture Retention
Harold I. Sussman, DDS, MSD, introduces a one-piece, handheld guide that will help to ensure accurate placement of mini dental implants.

Broadening the Spectrum of Use for Glass Ionomer Restorations

Daniel H. Ward, DDS, outlines different clinical applications of glass ionomer as a restorative material.

Measuring for Success in Endodontic Therapy

David A. Beach, DMD, MS, discusses how proper measurements of both instruments and filling materials relate to successful therapy.

Leaders in Continuing Education

The 17th Annual Leaders in Continuing Education directory contains contact information and lecture topics for this year’s clinical Leaders.

Leaders in Dental Consulting
The 17th Annual Leaders in Dental Consulting directory contains contact information and lecture topics for this year’s consulting Leaders.

Intentionally Being Better

January 2015

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Oral Effects Associated With Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
Alison L. Glascoe, DDS, MS; Ronald S. Brown, DDS, MS; Derrick K. Eiland, DDS; and Cheryl E. Fryer, DDS, MS, MA; discuss the general and oral health effects associated with obesity and bariatric surgical techniques used to treat obesity, and dental treatment considerations for obese patients. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Avoiding Mandibular Nerve Impairment, Part 2: Radiographic and Surgical Techniques
Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, and Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc), in the second part of their 3-part series, discuss the evaluation and treatment protocols of nerve
impairment complications.

Solving Complex Treatment Challenges: Increasing Occlusal Vertical Dimension via Full-Arch Rehabilitation
Richard Winter, DDS, shows how he managed a patient who had challenging treatment needs and budgetary limitations.

Chairside Implant Abutments: A Novel CAD/CAM Approach
Mike Skramstad, DDS, presents a highly effective system that allows the design and placement of implant abutments and restorations without reverting to the use of stock
or prefabricated options.

Foundation for a Successful Smile Makeover: Understanding Bleaching Choices and Techniques
Joyce L. Bassett, DDS, presents a case report involving the latest bleaching technology and techniques.

A Minimally Invasive Anterior Makeover: Fabricating Direct Veneers Using Microhybrid Resin Composites
Rafael Massunari Maenosono, DDS, MSc; Raphaela Farias Rodrigues, DDS, MSc; Bella Luna Colombini Ishikiriama, DDS, PhD; and Sérgio Kiyoshi Ishikiriama, DDS, MSc, PhD; present a case report outlining a detailed technique for placing direct composite veneers.

Getting the Lines Right
Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS, outlines principles that are relevant to diagnosis, patient communication, and a successful outcome.

The Stainless Steel Hand File: Essential or Extinct?
Lisa Germain, DDS, MScD, gives a relevant review and discussion on the topic of hand files and reamers.

Overcoming a Clinical Challenge: Detecting Caries Around Amalgam Restorations
Stephen H. Abrams, DDS, explains new technology and procedures that can be used to examine the margins of restorations for cracks and caries.

Interdisciplinary Treatment Expanded
Thomas E. Dudney, DMD, and David M. Sarver, DMD, emphasize the need for sequencing in the delivery of care

Intentionally Being Better

November 2014

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TMD Rediscovered: A New Paradigm, Part One

Lawrence Gottesman, DDS, describes a supportive literary review presenting arthritis of the TMJ and other joints as an infectious disease. This article is peer-reviewed and available for 2 hours of CE credit.

Salivary Diagnostics for Oral Cancer Risk Assessment: Introducing a Game-Changing Breakthrough
Neil Gottehrer, DDS, and Jack Martin, MD, introduce the first scientifically proven oral cancer biomarker testing system. This article also contains input from the scientific director of Delta Dental, Dr. Jed Jacobson, who shares his opinions on the introduction of this technological breakthrough.

Shaping Complex Canals: Clinical Strategy and Technique
Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS, focuses on the preparation of narrower, longer, and more curved canals.

Avoiding Mandibular Nerve Impairment, Part One: Anatomical and Intraoperative Considerations
Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc), and Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS, discuss radiographic, anatomical, clinical, and surgical techniques intended to help the clinician avoid neurosensory impairment complications.

Predictable In-Office Results: Applying CAD/CAM Technology in the Aesthetic Zone
Michael J. Moroni, DDS, presents a case report involving the aesthetic zone completed in-office with CAD/CAM technology.

Making Difficult Cases Easier With Supragingival Dentistry: Porcelain Onlays and Veneers
Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS, shares several mini cases demonstrating minimally invasive techniques and related dental materials.

Complete Transformation of a Failing Dentition
Ara Nazarian, DDS, describes the steps necessary to completely transform a patient’s smile and occlusion.

Long-Term Follow-Up of Previously Published Cases
Robert Weller, DDS, shares his clinical experiences related to 2 unique clinical cases delivered more than 20 years ago.

Evolution of Comprehensive Care, Part One: Diagnosis and Evaluation
Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, in the first of a 6-part series, discusses how clinicians are able to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients better than ever before.

Close Encounters of the Nerve Kind
Richard Winter, DDS, shares a case study showing how a compromised solution was successfully implemented for unilateral edentulism.

Achieving Success With Small-Diameter Implants
Paresh B. Patel, DDS, talks about a number of clinical applications for small-diameter implants.

Nutritional Status and Corpus Deterioratum

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